8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Amman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Amman

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, and then wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ahl Al Kahf, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and finally wander the streets of Jabal Al Lweibdeh.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Amman trip planning site .

Valletta, Malta to Amman is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta to Amman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dana.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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Al Balad – Downtown Amman ©
Al Balad – Downtown Amman
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Ghuweir and then identify plant and animal life at Dana Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dana trip site .

Getting from Amman to Dana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Arabia Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Petra. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

2
nights
Aqaba

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aqaba trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Aqaba, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
South Beach ©
South Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach

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